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SA vs IND 2nd ODI: Out of zero again, Kohli surpasses Ashan in record of embarrassment

Johannesburg, First Published Jan 21, 2022, 3:49 PM IST

Paul: Former captain Virat Kohli’s record of embarrassment out of zero in the second ODI against South Africa. Kohli returned the ball to South African skipper Temba Bavuma in the face of Keshav Maharaj’s cover.

Shortly after Shikhar Dhawan’s dismissal, Kohli came out with a lazy shot and shocked the fans. This is the 14th time in his ODI career that Virat Kohli has been dismissed for zero. This is the first time in his ODI career that Kohli has been bowled out for zero by a spinner.

Kohli now holds the record for the most number of dismissals in ODI cricket by former captain and current India coach Rahul Dravid and former captain Kapil Dev. Dravid and Kapil have been dismissed 13 times in ODIs.

Indian batsman Sachin Tendulkar has been out of zero the most number of times in ODI cricket. Tendulkar has been out for zero 20 times. Jawaharlal Srinath (19), Anil Kumble (18), Yuvraj Singh (18), Harbhajan Singh (17), Sourav Ganguly (16) and Zaheer Khan (14) are the leading scorers for Kohli.

Kohli has gone 64 innings without scoring a century in international cricket since being out for zero today. It is noteworthy that seven of these were out of zero. Kohli, who made his ODI debut after resigning as Test captain, also shone with a half-century.

Last Updated Jan 21, 2022, 3:50 PM IST

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